In the midst of the busyness of daily life, it’s easy to lose sight of the significance of individual connections. We want to equip you, so you are more aware and that doesn’t happen.
There’s so much to learn from the timeless compassion of Jesus Christ. He prioritized personal connections one at a time and was never too busy to take time for the one person. His ability to support each person He encountered serves as a powerful example of the impact of genuine human interaction.
“Love the lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
Valuable Lessons From The Life Of Jesus
As you look at the Bible and the life of Jesus, here are key takeaways:
- Cultivating Understanding: Jesus’ willingness to empathize with one person at a time provided opportunity for Him to provide meaningful support and guidance. By taking the time to truly listen and understand the experiences of those around you, you can have genuine empathy and better understand each other. You can build stronger, more meaningful connections, regardless of religious beliefs. You may have people in your life that are difficult to love. Jesus gives you the ability to love beyond what you think you are capable of and expand the limits of what it means to love other people one at a time. The world thinks of compassion as an emotion; Jesus shows that it is a verb. His compassion motivates you to bring hurting people near and give the outcast a place to belong.
- Valuing Relationships: Despite His busy schedule, Jesus always made time for the one. He valued relationships and took the time to build those. By prioritizing personal connections over superficial interactions, you can value relationships.
- Being Present: Jesus approached every encounter with undivided attention, ensuring that each person felt seen and heard. By practicing mindfulness and being fully present in your interactions, you can acknowledge the importance of every individual. Pay attention to when someone’s life is unexpectedly interrupted, and be ready to be present and help out.
- Promoting Selflessness: Jesus’ selflessness and willingness to prioritize the well-being of others exemplify the power of compassionate action. Human nature is to be selfish and think of ourselves first, but when you embrace a selfless mindset and consider the needs of others, you can contribute to a more compassionate society. Changing the world begins with changing your heart.
See The Impact
By incorporating these principles into your daily life, you will see the impact of focusing on individual connections in a world that often emphasizes mass interactions.
Who do you see every day that might feel overlooked or invisible? We challenge you to actively seek out opportunities to notice and spend time with the one. Try it one person at a time and see how God will work in and through you.
Jesus had a limited time on earth, but always had time for the one. You can have eyes for the one and to see people the way Jesus did. Jesus had a way of meeting people at key points in their lives and setting them out on a new course. Living with a “one at a time” mentality today means meeting people in these intersections to point them His direction.